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Aptamil Hungry milk

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As the leading expert in early life nutrition, and the first to supplement our formula with LCPs, we have now increased the levels of the LCPs (DHA and AA) to continue to align with the latest scientific opinion and evidence, expert consensus and applicable regulations and guidelines. These new increased LCP levels mean that our formulas are closer to LCP levels in breastmilk, than any other formula according to recent breastmilk studies1-2.

Aptamil Hungry is a casein-dominant, 100% lactose formula milk for hungrier bottlefed babies, suitable from birth until 12 months.

Casein protein forms a firmer curd in the stomach, similar to cottage cheese, and is more slowly digested3 than whey protein, resulting in slower gastric emptying. This means that a baby may feel fuller for longer and help satisfy hungrier babies.

Aptamil Hungry is the only casein-dominant infant milk to contain our patented mix of prebiotic galacto- and fructo-oligosaccharides (GOS/FOS). Prebiotic oligosaccharides (prebiotic OS) are naturally found in breastmilk and some fruit and vegetables and work by decreasing the presence of pathogens in the gut flora and increasing the growth of friendly bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli4-6. These friendly bacteria are an integral part of a baby’s natural immune system – the methods that the body uses to protect itself, for example against infection.

If a parent switches from an infant formula not containing prebiotic OS to Aptamil Hungry, they may notice that their baby passes softer stools. This is perfectly natural as babies fed infant formulas with prebiotic OS produce softer stools as a result of their healthy gut flora5.

Aptamil Hungry also contains long chain polyunsaturated (LCP) fatty acids in amounts recommended by experts7, nucleotides, antioxidants and selenium to help protect the body against cell damage from free radicals as well as essential vitamins and minerals for healthy growth and development.


  1. Brenna, J.T. et al., Am J Clin Nutr, 2007. 85(6): p. 1457-64.
  2. EFSA, EFSA Journal, 2010. 8(3): p. 1461.
  3. Billeaud C et al. Gastric emptying in infants with or without gastro-oesophageal reflux according to the type of milk. Eur J Clin Nutr 1990;44:577-83.
  4. Knol J et al. Colon mircoflora in infants fed formula with galacto- and fructo-oligosaccharides: more like breast-fed infants J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2005;40:36-42.
  5. Moro G et al. Dosage-related bifidogenic effects of galacto- and fructo-oligosaccharides in formula-fed term infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2002;34(3):291-5.

  6. Costalos C et al. The effect of a prebiotic supplemented formula on growth and stool microbiology of term infants. Early Hum Dev 2008;84:45-49.

  7. Koletzko B et al. Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) and perinatal development. Acta Paediatr 2001;90:460-4

Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits.

Breastfeeding is best for babies and will protect them from illnesses such as ear infections, stomach upsets, diabetes, eczema and obesity. Infant formula is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed. It is recommended that all formula milks be used on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or other professional responsible for maternal and child care.

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